Barcelona's Jews Welcome Long-lost Sephardim to Their Ranks

After passage of a new Spanish law offering citizenship to Jews tracing their roots back to 1492, the city's small community – with its one kosher restaurant and one school – is hopeful but skeptical about a mass influx of newcomers.

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BARCELONA, Spain – They are not holding their breath in Barcelona. It’s not, stresses Catalonia-born and bred Nily Schorr, that the Jewish community would not like thousands of new members. They would.